Saturday, October 28, 8:30am - 4:00pm 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day (Click HERE for Additional Information) at UCR Palm Desert Center - 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211 Phone: (760) 834-0800 Website: Palm Desert Center
#GivingTuesday, November 28 #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals to celebrate generosity worldwide (Click HERE for Additional Information).
Visit the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County Information Table at a local Farmers Market;
Sunday, October 22, 8:00am - 12:30pm Visit the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County Information Table at Certified Farmers Market - La Quinta - 78100 Main St., La Quinta, CA 92253 (Old Town) Phone: (844) 732-7628 Website: Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday, October 25, 8:00am - 12:30pm Visit the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County Information Table at Certified Farmers Market - Palm Desert - 72559 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (adjacent to Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce) Phone: (844) 732-7628 Website: Certified Farmers Market
Saturday, October 28, 8:00am - 12:30pm Visit the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County Information Table at Certified Farmers Market - Palm Springs - 2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Camelot Theatres parking lot) Phone: (844) 732-7628 Website: Certified Farmers Market
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Water-Wise Gardening Information
Learn to be water-wise in your yard and garden! Fall is a good time to introduce new plants in your yard allowing them to become established by winter rain. Even California native plants aren't drought-resistant until they become well established. Take advantage of these water-wise tips for plant and lawn care.
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PESTS & DISEASES IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN:
Vegetable weevil (Listroderes costirostris obliquus)
In the adult stage, this evil weevil is about a third of an inch long and is brown or gray. It can gobble up your veggie plants in a number of ways. Both the larvae and the adults consume buds, foliage, and roots. They attack carrots, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Vegetable weevils do not fly. Consequently, their movement from plant to plant is much slower than many other pests, so removing infested plants before the weevil spreads can be an effective control measure. They are most active at night and, if the numbers are manageable, they can found using a flashlight and removed by hand. Since plants are most vulnerable at the seedling stage, row covers and sticky barriers can also be effective in controlling this pest. For more information on identifying and controlling vegetable weevils, see the UC IPM website:http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/GARDEN/VEGES/PESTS/vegeweevil.html.
12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day
Date: October 28, 2017